Remembering the Cole: “It’s All Politics at This Point”

Ten years ago today, seventeen sailors were murdered and 39 injured when an Islamic suicide attack (sorry about the redundancy) blew a 40 by 40-foot hole in the U.S.S. Cole during a refueling stop in Yemen. Fortunately, we can take some comfort from the fact that all the perpetrators have been brought to the justice for this outrageous, cowardly terrorist act. Oh wait …

From the August 26, 2010 edition of the Washington Post

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.

And further:

In January 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates directed the Convening Authority for Military Commissions to stop referring cases for trial, an order that 20 months later has not been rescinded.

Military officials said a team of prosecutors in the Nashiri case has been ready go to trial for some time. And several months ago, military officials seemed confident that Nashiri would be arraigned this summer.

“It’s politics at this point,” said one military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss policy. He said he thinks the administration does not want to proceed against a high-value detainee without some prospect of civilian trials for other major figures at Guantanamo Bay.

How can this be? To use a phrase beloved by liberals, “everybody knows” the Dear Reader takes a back seat to no one when it comes to concern for our corpsemen. I have it on excellent authority that it’s a rare conscious moment when they don’t occupy a prominent place in his expansive cranium, and by “rare conscious moment” I mean whenever he’s not on the golf course, the basketball court, fundraising for democrat candidates, partying with celebrities at the White House or taking his repellent wife on a romantic date night. Speaking of Michelle Antoinette, let’s not forget her endless, devoted sacrifice on behalf of military families. It is legendary. Recently, she actually took time from her usual activities, such as working in her garden, having been pronounced photo-op ready by her full-time makeup artist, her ginormous feet clad in $1000 boots, commandeering fleets of government SUV’s to continue her on-going crusade against the scourge of food deserts, or lecturing us on the evils of junk food in between bites of ice cream, to visit at Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative and speak to Bill Gates, Jim Carrey, Demi Moore, Avril Lavigne, Mr. and Mrs. James Brolin and other luminaries about it. If you can think of a better way to prove ceaseless dedication to our troops, I’d like to see it,

Like everything else about this phony, narcissistic, unaccomplished, dangerous former street agitator/race baiter, that faux concern routine is intended to continue the con that foisted this train wreck of an administration on our country in the first place.

If Bob Woodward’s latest book is to be believed, our national security and the safety of troops in the field isn’t exactly at the top of B. Hussein Obama’s priority list. Even when it comes to the “good war” in Afghanistan, the most important objective is not victory, but making sure that he doesn’t antagonize his members of his terrorist-appeasing, white flag waiving party. His new national security adviser is a former lobbyist for Fannie Mae, which I hope gives you an idea of where that issue ranks in the Obama hierarchy.

As for this administration’s attitude toward the military: two words. Hollow force. Welcome back, Carter.

So, because it might shine a light on this administration’s ambivalent attitude toward our enemies, we must wait for justice for the 17 brave sailors who gave their lives serving this magnificent country. Trying this sleazebag is the only chance. The rest of the perps have either escaped or been released from Yemeni jails. Nauseating.

We will spend the next three weeks enduring the cringe-inducing spectacle of a screeching, shirt-sleeved braying jackass, masquerading as the defender of our Constitution as he crisscrosses the country, reading indisputable and blatant untruths to audiences filled with carefully-selected shills and begging them to give him $3 apiece. No doubt that handy on-off “negro” dialect will make several appearances. All the while he will remain completely disconnected from how his obsession with the incessant pursuit of power above everything else disgusts intelligent observers in the country he nominally leads, but will never understand.

Apparently it’s true: ignorance is bliss.


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